Cauliflower Mushrooms are known for their unique, coral-like appearance - thought to resemble a head of cauliflower - and soft texture when dried and rehydrated.
Because of their intricate shapes, Cauliflower Mushrooms must be thoroughly cleaned before using. Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate prior to use, place in large bowl or pot and cover with three to four times mushrooms' volume of water. Soak until the mushrooms become completely soft, at least 30 minutes but often longer. Trim off any part parts near the base of the stem and discard. Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water, then drain to dry.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Hot pot, a popular variety of stew served in Southeast Asia, is typically brought to the table as a pot of simmering broth, then ingredients such as meats and vegetables are then added to the pot at the table to cook in front of the guests. This vegan recipe incorporates hearty tofu and earthy mushrooms for a satisfying cold weather meal.